CHKDSK, Why so Many?

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Sealevelram

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I want to run CHKDSK on my machine, so I am searching for the program.
So far, over 2000 exe files have been found, and Search is still running.
What is going on, and what do I do?
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DaveBurnett

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So far, over 2000 exe files have been found, and Search is still running.
Something funny going on there, I think. I'd like to see that list (or part thereof)
 

Sealevelram

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I can't make a copy because of a problem with my mouse (see another thread), but they say:
chkdsk.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32, or C:\i386, or C:\WINDOWS\prefetch, or variations thereof.
 

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Can you not just run CHKDSK /F or open a command prompt to do it.
Even just booting into safe mode command prompt.
 

Sealevelram

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It appears that my Search program has gone wild.
It is going over the same folders and repeating the search, so it never finishes.
Ever heard of anything like this before?
 

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Actually YES I have.
A long time ago I had a problem where the directory structure was damaged and a file pointed back to to directory and caused a loop.
My solution was to run TESTDISK and get it to rebuild the directories, but no guarantee.
 

Sealevelram

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Can you not just run CHKDSK /F or open a command prompt to do it.
Even just booting into safe mode command prompt.
When I try to run CHKDSK from a prompt, it says:
"CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?"
I did this, and nothing changed. Does this mean that the CHKDSK cure is now exhausted, or did it just check a part of my disk?
 

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Get a copy of the Ultimate Boot CD or any bootable CD that gets you to a command prompt and do it from there.
 
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